Board of Directors


Segun Ige, Ph.D, Founder and President, is a multifaceted project leader
and innovator with proven record of managing large,complex technical
programs in multidisciplinary and cross-functional team environments.

These include superconductor magnets for a proton beam radiotherapy equipment
for treating cancer at Mevion Medical Systems and a ship propulsion motor for
the Office of Naval Research at American Superconductor.

He has a Doctorate and a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, and
a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College of Science
and Technology, London, England.

He is an Associate of the City and Guilds Institute, London.
He and his family live in Massachusetts.



Adebisi Oladipupo, Sc.D, Director, is Vice President Enterprise and
Endowment Foundation at Norfolk State University, Norfolk,
Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
Physics from the University of Ife, Nigeria, and Master of
Science and Doctor of Science degrees in Material Engineering from
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge,
Massachusetts. He and his family reside in Virginia.


Dayo Alao, Ph.D, Director, is an Associate Professor and Dean of theDSC_0051_half_cropped
Faculty of Education, Arts and Humanities at Babcock University,
Nigeria. He was formerly General Manager and Chairman, Presidential
Task Force, Daily Times of Nigeria, Plc. He has a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Philosophy and Comparative Religion, a Bachelor of Arts
degree in Mass Communication, a Master of Arts degree in
International Relations, a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Mass
Communication and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International
Relations. He and his family live in Lagos, Nigeria.


Racheal Bakare, MBA, Secretary, received Higher National Diploma
in Business Administration and Management from Ondo State
Polytechnic and a Master in Business Administration from Ladoke
Akintola Institute of Management (Chartered)(NIM). She and her
family reside in Lagos, Nigeria.



Member Volunteers

Hervé Picard, Leominster, MA – Hardware

Lorrie Luppold, Littleton, MA – Logistics

Ivan Dodic, Belgrade, Serbia – Senior Webmaster

Aderonke Irelewuyi, Ontario, Canada – Staff Writer

Lisa Chow, Nutley, NJ – Senior Writer

Marcel Whelan, Dublin, Ireland – Digital Advertising Specialist

Jacques Kabinda, N’Sele, Democratic Republic of Congo  – Researcher and Writer

Ogonna Kanu, Lagos, Nigeria – Volunteer-in-Africa Program Coordinator

Kara Mutuli, Evanston, IL – Writer

Michelle Lobo, Buffalo Grove, IL – Bookkeeper

Vusumuzi Mlibazi, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe – Tourism-in-Africa Program Coordinator

Kerri Allcott, St.Petersburg, FL – Volunteer-in-Africa Program

Lita Vongsavanh, Lynn, MA – Senior Photo Editor

John Farrell, Brighton, MA – Writer

Eric Bushnell, Boston, MA –  Writer and Editor

Joanna Post, Quincy, MA –  Writer and Editor

Satwik Chinta, Auckland, New Zealand – Graphic Designer

Amos Kirigwi, Kiambu, Kenya –  Writer and Contributor

Kalli Animehia, Heraklion, Greece – Ambassador-at-large

Ann Fenton, Jerusalem, Israel – Ambassador-in-Africa Program Coordinator

Tomáš Gajdičiar, Turzovka, Slovakia –  Video Editor

Aeraass Naeem, Lahore, Pakistan –  Blog Writer

Carole Gao, New Haven, CT – Partner Organizations Program Coordinator

Anu Bedi, Alpharetta, GA – Administrative Assistant

Luna Martin, Miami, FL  –  Digital Marketing Strategist

Matthew Roberts, Monrovia, Liberia – Administrative Assistant

Hema Kalamogan, Singapore – Grant Researcher

Swathi Dosapati, Shrewsbury, MA –  Documentation Clerk

Elena Ivanova, Des Plaines, IL – Webmaster

Riza Marie Padilla, Angeles City, Pampanga, Phillipines – Digital Marketer

Denis Angwali,  Soroti, Uganda – Partner Organizations Program Coordinator

Andrea Brush, Corvallis, OR – Grant Researcher

Elinam Ladzekpo, Bloomington, IN – Grant Researcher

Ajitesh Mathur, Uttar Pradesh, India – Grant Researcher

Katie Stahr, Ames, IA – Administrative Assistant

Adenike Leke-Akinbode, Selinsgrove, PA – Administrative Assistant

Leslie Condon,  Newburyport, MA  – Grant Researcher

Mahnoor Jalal,  Lahore, Pakistan  –  Blog Writer

Megan Ribovich, Centennial, CO – Social Media Editor

Niki Msipa-Ndebele, Durham, NC – African Folktale Writer/Contributor

Brennan Craven, Urbana, MD –  Video Editor

John McCrary, Jamaica Plain, MA – Administrative Assistant

Ojo-Femi Oma-Victor, Lagos, Nigeria – Administrative Assistant

Paula Rodriguez, Jamestown, ND – Illustrator

Cynthia White, N. Charleston, SC – Grant Researcher

Tangut Degfay, Pittsburgh, PA – Digital Marketer

John LaBine, Concord, MA – Grant Writer

Celeste Saunders, Baltimore, MD – Grant Writer

Serhii Puzyrov, Warsaw, Poland – Digital Marketer

Bryan Chau, San Antonio, TX – Webmaster/Digital Marketer

Neha Somalwar, Bangalore, India –  Photo Editor

Musekiwa Innocent Maruza, Mt Darwin, Zimbabwe – Grant Researcher

Olayiwola Abiodun Adeyemi, Toronto, Canada – Administrative Assistant

Gloria Dzichauya,  Pretoria, South Africa – Partner Organizations Program Coordinator

Paola Echeverry,  Pretoria, South Africa – Grant Researcher & Partner Organizations Program Coordinator

Vladyslav Puzyrov, Poznań, Poland – Digital Marketer

Sabrina Zariman , Seattle, WA – Public Relations Officer

Emeline Mabidi, Cork, Ireland –  Photo Editor

Lanyka Lesedi, Worcester, MA – Graphic Designer

Faustina Adams, Worcester, MA – Volunteers Coordinator

Kim Gomez, Pico Rivera, CA –  Photo Editor



Anike Foundation welcomes individuals or organizations who want to join our effort to develop education in Africa.

We need volunteers for various assignments. For a complete list of our open volunteer positions, please visit the following link: